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 Does Prime give false readings-Urban Legend or Truth?

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PostSubject: Does Prime give false readings-Urban Legend or Truth?   Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:13 pm

Was just reading another post and it was stated Prime may give false readings, when testing water parameters, and I had heard something about this before and I wondered if any one knew if this is true or not?
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PostSubject: Re: Does Prime give false readings-Urban Legend or Truth?   Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:25 pm

Seachem Prime merely detoxifies what nitrite or nitrates are present. You will get readings on nitrite and nitrate if it is present, regardless if it is still toxic or not. I recommend changing 15% water daily until your nitrite reads 0. I use x2 dosage on each waterchange and it works for me.

Once your nitrites are 0 then you can ease up on the waterchanges, but nitrates will always be rising so keep doing your maintenance! (regular waterchanges)
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PostSubject: Re: Does Prime give false readings-Urban Legend or Truth?   Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:32 pm

Thanks I wasn't to sure how the whole chemical process worked and why people said different things, it makes sense, Happily I do not have a nitrite problem, thank goodness but it is very interesting to me to understand how it works and what the sayings really meant! thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Does Prime give false readings-Urban Legend or Truth?   Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:55 pm

yes it does give false readings after a water change.....

i have also had this in the past and it is also stated on there website,

the amonia colour goes through the roof on the test kits Smile

Dave

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